David Batker is the Executive Director and Chief Economist at Earth Economics and co-author with Jon D. Graff of What is the Economy for Anyway? Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness. David works with the Gund Institute to establish a formal mechanism to bring ecological economics to the masses via messaging in reports, contract work and presentation. He completed his graduate training in economics under Herman Daly, one of the world's foremost ecological economists. He has taught in the Training Department of the World Bank, and has worked for Greenpeace International, specializing in trade and international finance. David also worked for two years with the Rural Reconstruction Movement, a Philippine non-profit group dedicated to ecologically sound, community-based development.
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